Monday, September 12, 2011

September calves

Jolene still wet...


Jimoo and Jolene.


Clover's new bull calf





Jolene at ten days

Monday, June 13, 2011

a new june.

Sun and rain, heat and chills, May & June have been a bit of a rollercoaster. But all the critters are out grazing the green grass that the sun and rain make grow. The hay is about ready, just need a stretch of full sunshine.

Busy as usual, we're at the Bowdoinham Farmers' Market every Saturday often with one of the bottle lambs. Stop by and say hi. Hope to be at Augusta Farmers' Market at Mill Park in another couple weeks.



grazers


grazers of a different size



Patsy and her big boy


browsing on bittersweet and other delectable greens


2011 lambs being weened



Weeners heading to satellite pasture


Five generations taking it easy after a good morning of grazing.



Jimoo


Lolabelle with Blue, Clover, Rocky, Daisy, & Pinto



The boys after shearing

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In like a lamb

Well everybody in the state of Maine thought spring had arrived a few days before the official date - temperatures in the low 60s, bright sunshine, snow melting...then of course it snowed the very next day. Here are some shots from that beautiful day and all the new lambs!





I caught some of the new little ones sleeping...















This was our winter project and is now our summer project and future pasture.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 blizzard #2

All this snow has allowed for me to catch up somewhat with the blog. More pictures of all the critters!


The condition I found the hoop house in this afternoon where some of the chickens are living this winter.












Blu, Lolabelle, and Clover


Daisy and Adzuki


Pinto and Rocky


Rocky Crockett the IV

Yep, been some quiet.



Apple Creek Farm has been dang busy the last 4+ months. The last of the hay was put up, firewood split and more cut for next year, the calves are growing great, all but 8 of the lambs have been sent off for customer orders, the rams have been in with the ewes, and Repeat, the bull, was here visiting the cows. It's gonna be a full house in 2011. Here are some pictures from the late summer and fall, a sight for sore eyes what with all our current January weather.




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Grazing the North Field in September...one of the cows favorite pastimes.



Abby and I also spent a good deal of time working on projects at her farm in Unity. A new movable chicken coop, permanent fencing, and a lean-to off her barn were the three major things we checked off the list.